Friday, November 1, 2013
An Earth-sized planet far beyond our Solar System has been found to have a similar mass to our planet, said researchers Wednesday engaged in the hunt for other habitable worlds.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Ever wonder why snakes inspire such fear? A new study on monkeys out Monday says the brain has specific cells that fire off rapid warnings when confronted with slithery danger.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thanks to evolution, hungry desert-dwelling wild mice can shrug off the pain of scorpions' stings in order to gobble them up for a meal, scientists said Thursday.
Friday, October 25, 2013
A decades-long dispute between members of one of India's royal families over palaces, diamonds and other items worth billions of dollars has been settled, a family member said.
Astronomers have found the most distant galaxy yet, a discovery that pushes back scientists' view of the universe to about 700 million years after it is thought to have come into existence.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Archaeologists have unearthed a 4,000 year old tomb outside the Egyptian capital containing what they believe are the remains of a prominent doctor to the pharaohs, officials said on Tuesday.
Monday, October 21, 2013
For Qu Linxia, an archaeologist who specializes in the excavation of ancient tombs, the time between the discovery of a centuries-old burial site and completion of its excavation is an emotional roller coaster.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The world's largest tropical forest actually contains a lot of the same kinds of trees, according to research on the Amazon published this week in the U.S. journal Science.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A stunningly well-preserved skull from 1.8 million years ago offers new evidence that early man was a single species with a vast array of different looks, researchers said Thursday.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.